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114-010 Ceremonial Comb from Lampung

This charming red-painted hair comb is embellished with strips of gilt silver and gold leaves. The elaborate shape is evocative of the horns of a buffalo. The curved form is ubiquitous throughout island Southeast Asia, and is widely associated with boat symbolism that recalls the historic sea journeys undertaken by early ancestors.


a. Origin Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia
b. Estimated Age 19th century
c. Craft (Embroidery etc) Buffalo horn, gilt, traces of gold leaves.
d. Size (mention cm/inches) Width: 14 cm.
e. Condition Report Excellent condition given its age. Importantly, there is no loss or damage of any of the comb's teeth.
f. Damage & Shortcomings Nil.
g. Item Location (Country) Singapore
Seller Name Wai Mun Fong
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